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Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon returns this weekend at Pembrey Country Park

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The marathon season has begun and athletes from across the UK are getting ready to take on the longest-running marathon event in South Wales.

The Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place this Sunday (10th April) from top Carmarthenshire visitor attraction Pembrey Country Park, starting at 9am and 9.30am respectively.

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Race organisers say participants will experience a fantastic event that offers the very best of coast and country, with miles of beach and woodlands to enjoy as they #RunCymru.

The race is expected to host a relatively small field of runners of up to 1,500 participants, making it one of friendliest races around!  

The race is organised by Front Runner Events and delivered with the help of crew members and volunteer race makers.

David Martin-Jewell, Managing Director said: “We are thrilled to be staging the 2022 edition of the Great Welsh Marathon & Half Marathon.

“This will be first time we have been able to hold this event since 2019, 1092 days since it was last staged.

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“Operationally, it has been a very difficult couple of years and although we were able to deliver a virtual event for the last two years, we very much look forward to bringing back this brilliant event for our running community!” 

Key Race Day Timings

  • 07:30: Car Park, Race Village, Baggage Tent and Information Point Open
  • 08:30: Runners MUST be parked & heading to start area
  • 08:50: Road closure commences & bag drop closes
  • 09:00: Great Welsh Marathon Race Starts
  • 09:30: Great Welsh Half Marathon Race Starts
  • 10:42: Winner of the Great Welsh Half Marathon Expected
  • 11:15: Half Marathon winners presentation takes place
  • 11:28: Winner of the Great Welsh Marathon Expected
  • 12:00: Full Marathon winners presentation takes place
  • 15:00: Last finisher expected
  • 15:30: Event Closes

Tash Smith, Event Manager and Race Director added: “We are incredibly grateful to all our race makers who volunteer their time to help deliver an amazing experience for our runners. I look forward to seeing all our runners and volunteers on race day for what will be an incredible day from start to finish!” 

Anyone who would like to volunteer at any of the Front Runner Events can register their interest by emailing: volunteers@frontrunnerevents.co.uk where the team will let you know what roles are available.

Organisers have also produced a Race Day Guide that features all your need-to-know information about the event, including safety notes, car parking and race day information.

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